From the Back of the Vault: An Introduction to Fenwick Library, 1989

By Greta Kuriger and Bob Vay Wouldn’t we all love to step back in time more than 20 years and see what our office looked like back then? In the rapidly changing world of libraries and information management, even five years is a lifetime.  Imagine going back twenty-two years. This Continue Reading

How to Pour Tea

Agnes McCall Parker was the founder and director of the Parker School of Etiquette, Personality, and Speech in Washington, D.C. In this photograph from August 1953, Ms. Parker shows a group of her students the proper way to pour tea from a correctly set tea table. This photograph is from Continue Reading

In Remembrance of Martin Luther King, Jr

This photograph of Martin Luther King Jr. was taken in January of 1964 when he spoke to reporters outside of the White House.  Later that year King would return to the White House to witness the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This photograph is part of the Continue Reading

Lights, Camera, Reston!

This past autumn the Reston Association filmed a short informational piece about our Planned Community Archives, in which there is a great deal of materials related to the town of Reston, Virginia. Around minute 3:30 is when it begins.  You can see our reading room and “the cage” where we Continue Reading

Spring Cleaning

The thermometer may be hovering close to freezing, but George Mason University employees are already thinking about spring. “Spring Cleaning” is underway in many offices, as employees are either preparing to move to new quarters or preparing for the start of the new semester. George Mason University Records Management, run Continue Reading